Coronavirus: States across South report growing numbers. Two new cases in Mississippi.

Published 12:04 pm Monday, March 16, 2020

Across the South, positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus being reported by state health departments grew overnight in several states including Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Here’s a breakdown, by state, from midday Monday:

Alabama: 22 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Arkansas: 22 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Florida: 137 positive cases, 4 deaths.
Georgia: 121 positive cases, 1 death.
Louisiana: 114 positive cases, 2 deaths.
Mississippi: 12 positive cases, no deaths.
Tennessee: 39 positives cases, no deaths.

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